Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Eco-Friendly Bamboo Batting Now Available by the Metre

I am pleased to introduce a new product...Quilter's Comfort Bamboo Batting. It is sold by the metre and is regularly priced at 12.99/metre. To launch the product we will be offering it for only 9.99/metre for the month of May!

  • Quilter's Comfort Bamboo Batting is a 50/50 blend of Eco-Friendly Bamboo and Organic Cotton.
  • Naturally Anti-mircobial.
  • Less than 5% shrinkage.
  • For both Hand and Machine Quilting with Stitches up to 8" apart.
  • No-Chemicals. No-Bleaching.
  • Bamboo is praised as the "New Textile of the 21st Century".
  • A lightweight scrim is added to one side to discourage fiber migration.
  • Made in USA

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hiya Hiya, Toe-Up Socks and a Small Mystery

I was down in Cincinatti around Christmas time and picked up the most adorable little circular knitting needle made by Hiya Hiya and designed with knitting socks (one at a time) in mind. These little cuties are only 9" and are a great alternative to double points for sock knitting. If you have trouble with your stitches falling off or laddering they are well worth trying. They are steel tipped so you can knit at a nice little clip and get a beautiful tension.
Tiny circulars perfect for sock knitting!
I have been working on a pair of socks (using a toe up technique I learned from Liane at Knitomatic). The yarn by the way is Noro Kureyon Sock. We have all the best sizes for sock knitting in stock for 9.99 -- here is the link for online shopping: Hiya Hiya Needles

Meanwhile we have a small mystery. Sandy bought a vintage sewing bin and inside was this Olfa Maru fabric cutter. Our best guess is that it is a first version of a rotary cutter. Has anyone seen one before?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Mini Quilt Auction

There is a really fun event coming up in Toronto in May...a mini quilt silent auction. The wonderful people of the Yorkshire Rose Quilter's Guild are hosting this event. There will be all sorts of one of a kind mini quilts for you to bid on and the admission is free! If you visit the guild's blog you will get a sneak peak of some the quilts that will be up for bid!

Monday, April 13, 2009

New Fabric Groupings

I have three new fabric groupings this week: Papillon from Hoffman, Love is In the Air from Moda and Farmer's Market from Michael Miller.

Combined the three make a terrific splash of spring color.
All three collections are just 9.99 per metre and are available online and in the store

Aren't the fat quarter bundles absolutely stunning? We made bundles just of the pearl lustre co-ordinates because we thought they were so lovely on their own!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Upcoming Shows...

We will be visiting two shows in the next two weeks and hope you will be able to come out to both...if not Ann will be in the store to help you out too!

Works of HeART Quilt Show 2009
Region of York Quilters Guild Show
Seniors' Meeting Place 474 Davis Drive Newmarket L3Y 2P1
April 18 & 19, 2009

Creativ Festival

April 24 , 25 & 26, 2009 at the International Centre Mississauga.

We have tickets available in the store for your convenience.
Click here to visit the Creativ Sewing and Needlework Festival's website.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring and Summer Newsletter

Our spring and summer newsletter is now available! Click here for the new schedule.

This summer we have a good selection of classes with projects and techniques for everyone: from personalized beach towels to art quilting techniques and of course our Scrapaholics series! We are also introducing a new UFO club and ongoing fibre arts workshop. The classes are also updated on the website on a regular basis.